Thursday, July 5, 2012

DIY Chair Re~Do or....Some people Never Grow up!

I'm the type of person that gets tired of things kinda fast, most notably, furniture. Since I was a kid, I was always redecorating or rearranging my bedroom and on more than one occasion, substituting some old piece of junk I found in the alley, re vamping it and sticking it in my room. People never knew what to expect when they walked in the door. And nothing has really changed.

I had this chair that I bought at a consignment store that I put in my laundry room so that we could use to put on or take off our shoes or just sit and talk to someone if they were on the computer. But as luck would have it, I spotted a gorgeous cornered chair at a yard sale that I though would go better in there, so, I put the original chair in the den....


Mmmm, not bad. It was comfy and stable and went well in the room but like all things in life...I/it needed a change. I wanted something Turquoise as I have bits and pieces of that color here and there in that particular room....but I didn't want to spend a lot of money.
Then I remembered my friend Lulu and how she painted a chair, so that's what I did.....





This is the 1st coat and there is NO going back. And as I'm painting and singing to some Stones tunes, I'm thinkin', "Wow, I'm still that little girl from way back when".





and this is the 2nd coat...I think I can, I think I can.....I know I can....





3rd coat and I'm almost done, and yes, that's our Happy Father's Day Banner up there...I kept it up because it's so festive... and I'm lazy.



I painted some crackle paint on it here and there to give it that worn leather look....you know I prefer stuff to look old and worn, sanded the rough spots and then I added some silver upholstery tacks....




I like it and needless to say, Eric hasn't batted an eyelash....You think he's use to me or something...lol And just in case you all are wondering....NO, the paint will not come off onto your body parts or clothing......I'm Just Sayin'

9 comments:

  1. Well it looks great what kind of paint did you use and is it a stiff feeling and how long did it take to dry?
    Cathy

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  2. Painted? Really?

    I thought paint would only stick to fabric that you didnt want it on.

    Did you brush, roll, or spray bomb it?

    Is it a special paint?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

    I really dont tire of stuff till the springs are poking thru.

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  3. AnonymousJuly 06, 2012

    Cool!!!

    Anne

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  4. Really neat...never heard, or thought, of painting a chair.
    Very interesting, how creative we can get...I'm always revamping something around here! It's always been that way with me too.


    Ciao Bella
    Creative Carmelina

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  5. What? You can paint on velvety fabric? Who knew! Turned out great. I do love changing things up. Hope all is well over there. Have a great week. Tammy

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  6. An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.silks saree

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  7. Wow! That's amazing! It looks like a brand new chair! Nice job! Just curious...what kind of paint did you use?

    I'm very impressed!

    Sarah
    http://skylarinc.blogspot.com/

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  8. Bunny, I saw this on a DIY website and couldn't believe you could paint fabric. I LOVE IT. And of course, I love the turquoise shade you chose. HOW DID YOU DO IT?

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  9. Bunny how did I miss this! I can't believe you painted it! It looks sooo good! I love it! Now you have me eyeing up my stuff wondering what I can attack :) hmmmm......

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